Equestrian and Horse Racing Events

Hawke’s Bay hosts the annual Horse of the Year Show in March. This truly international event and celebration of all things equestrian attracts competitors in dressage, endurance and show jumping from all over the world.

The horse racing scene here is vibrant, with a mix of races and events taking place at the attractive park-like setting of Hastings racecourse. One of the top attractions of New Zealand racing is the Hawke’s Bay Racing Club’s annual Spring Carnival featuring three premier race meetings during August, September and October and providing a unique blend of entertainment and colour complemented by superb facilities and service.

For more information visit the Horse of the Year website and the Hawkes Bay Racing website